As a part of curriculum of Engineering and ITI students, Rural Electrification Corporation, A Government of India enterprise in association with Advit Foundation, a non profit organisation has initiated ‘Solar Electrical Training Programme’ for the weaker sections of the society. To aid the initiative Su-Kam Power Systems has become the technology partner.
The program shall be rolled out in a phased manner in other colleges in the country with the first step being taken at DAV college, Mahindergarh. In line with a significant component of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) which emphasises on generation and absorption of trained manpower in various areas, the programme spanning from August 2013 to December 2013 is being implemented in order to meet the demand for trained manpower in the aggressively growing Indian Solar market.
It will span over a period of five months and is expected to churn out 200 qualified engineers and technicians who are well versed with the technicalities as well as the economics of Solar Photovoltaic. Successfully trained candidates will then be assisted in job placement in the Solar industry.
During the course of the training, candidates will undergo classroom training as well as hands-on Solar workshops. The sessions will be designed and conducted by professionals working in the Solar industry. The Solar equipments and devices for hands-on training have been sponsored by Su-Kam Power Systems Limited. As Technology Partner for this project, Su-Kam adds value through their expertise in the domain of energy efficient technology.
Speaking at the occasion, Ashish Sethi, GM-Solar at Su-Kam Power Systems says, “In the present scenario of excessive pressure on the renewable energy sources in India and abroad, the future of power generation shall see a great shift towards renewable energy, solar being the topmost source. The solar industry shall grow by leaps and bounds in the coming years and trained professionals who have a sound knowledge of solar technology shall be required by industries and institutions.”
“Through the “Solar Electrical training Program”, many youngsters in the country, especially from economically weak sections of the society shall be given complete training in this sector; which shall prove to be highly beneficial, both for these individuals and the industry. We at Su-Kam are pleased to be associated in this first of its kind grass root level programme as technology partners,” he added.
The programme was inaugurated at DAV College of Engineering and Technology, Kanina, Mahendergarh amidst dignitaries from the Rural Electrification Corporation and Su-Kam Power Systems Limited. The successful implementation of this project will result in a trained, industry-ready workforce in Solar Energy from Mahendergarh which will help the industry meet its workforce demands, along with an improvement in the lives of the young engineers from Mahendergarh.